Asked in Juvenile Law and Libel & Slander for Pennsylvania

Q: If you are 13, can you sue a 14 year old for bullying? (lying that there was a knife in my locker twice, I hit her, etc)

I haven't done anything physical, but I have said some good comebacks and give her nasty looks, and talked about what she did to me to my friends that she is also bullying to get to me. she doesn't have any evidence against me. But she has her friends lying to defend me.

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Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
  • Wyomissing, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: Good you are looking for solutions but suing her is very cumbersome, very expensive, and may get you nowhere (which would please her). Speak with a counselor. There used to be a group in Pottstown called Fellowship Farm that may be able to give you ideas, as they've done a lot of work on bullying issues. For now don't do the payback-the looks etc. That just tells her she's got your attention--part of what a bully wants.

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